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Exploring La Valletta, the architectural legacy of the Knights of St. John

Let me start off by saying that despite its size, Valletta (Malta's capital city) has been in the middle of a mash of ancient civilizations such as Greeks, Romans and Arabs therefore, it was only natural to think these rich influences would be reflected in the food, architecture and people. Nevertheless, it came as a surprise.All … Continue reading Exploring La Valletta, the architectural legacy of the Knights of St. John

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Traveling to Malta – Firsts Impressions – What to know before booking your trip

What I’m about to say might sound harsh, but the first step towards enjoying your trip to Malta is to ignore 99% of travel guides you find online. And I talk from experience. You see, before we booked out flight to Malta I've spent approximately 2 weeks researching this destination and I planned everything out beforehand.All the articles I … Continue reading Traveling to Malta – Firsts Impressions – What to know before booking your trip

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Mr. Sandeman, Bring Me a Port! – WINE TASTING IN PORTO

I strongly feel that a visit to the port wine cellars is a mandatory activity during any trip to Porto. You can find a large selection of wine cellars located across the river from the old city center of Porto and to get there you only need to cross the emblematic Dom Luís I bridge (on the lower … Continue reading Mr. Sandeman, Bring Me a Port! – WINE TASTING IN PORTO

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Correfoc Fire Run Festival – Burn, baby, burn!

How close have you ever been to fireworks? Think about it, take your time.Because here in Catalonia, few times per year, we like to dance and twirl around with the devils in a festival you just won't believe! Crazy isn't it? And yet, is one of the most popular festivals in Catalonia and represents a pyrotechnic … Continue reading Correfoc Fire Run Festival – Burn, baby, burn!

Sant Jordi – A day of Love and Literature – A Catalan Valentine’s Day

April is a lovely month in Catalonia!  The weather is warm with ideal temperatures and the city is full of events. Barcelona is a vibrant city, but during the spring festivals, you can feel a special energy spread over the city. I absolutely love it!The Sant Jordi day, held on the 23rd of April, is one … Continue reading Sant Jordi – A day of Love and Literature – A Catalan Valentine’s Day

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GETTING LOST IN PORTO’S OLD TOWN – FIRST IMPRESSIONS

I didn’t travel to Porto for its wine, nor did I travel to Porto for its delicious sea food, or its beautiful churches all covered in Azule tiles. I travelled to Porto mostly to escape the ordinary and to give myself the chance to live few days of pure happiness and forget completely about the stress. … Continue reading GETTING LOST IN PORTO’S OLD TOWN – FIRST IMPRESSIONS